Squiggla Workshop

Squiggla is a creative based learning application, developed by the Chartwell Trust to promote creativity through the exploration of mark making. In this free Squiggla drop-in event, open to all ages, we will test out a new Squiggla challenge inspired by the architectural lines of Te Uru. Using bamboo tools, we will etch out lines, dots and squiggles from a cold wax surface that relate to the architectural lines of the building. This sgraffito technique will highlight positive and negative spaces, and the composition will be completed using layers of oil pastels finished with a dye wash.  

Learn how to upload your images into your own Squiggla gallery using the Squiggla App. The App is free to download and encourages non-judgemental play. If you have one, bring along your own device so the Squiggla team can help get you started.

Supported by the Chartwell Trust

Saturday 17th November
10am - 4pm


CLAYground offer a spoil of clay activities. View the Portage Ceramic Awards then join potters Jack Tilson and Chris Berthelsen to learn about local clay and sustainable practices. You can also take a turn making something with clay, which will be taken away and fired for you for free.

Sunday 18th November
10am – 4pm

Portage Ceramic Awards 18

Established in 2001, the Portage Ceramic Awards is Aotearoa’s best-known survey of contemporary ceramic activity and a hallmark event for the New Zealand ceramics community, showcasing some of the best work currently being made, and serving as a platform for dialogue about developments in the ceramics field. The awards are open to all New Zealand artists and are a key outlet for new work and new voices.

The fresh insights offered by each year’s judge has been a signature of the awards since its inception. It is important for the vitality of the scene that it continues to reassess its own ideas and assumptions with diverse perspectives coming from as far and wide as possible, whether that be Jingdezhen, Wales, Sydney or Whanganui.

In 2018, they will be judged by American artist, Bari Ziperstein. Ziperstein is at the forefront of a thriving ceramic scene in Los Angeles. As well as gallery-based exhibitions and site-specific public installations, Ziperstein also produces functional ceramics through her company, BZippy & Co.

The Awards’ finalists will be announced on 27 October. The premier award winner and merit award winners will be announced at a ceremony that launches the exhibition of finalists. For updates and further information, please visit: teuru.org.nz/portage

9 November 2018 – February 2019 

Wheelchair Accessible

Map Number: 48
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Te Uru Learning Centre
420 Titirangi Road

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